Maybe This Is How You Get Donald Trump to Care About Renewable Energy
Original story at Mother Jones• 11 mentions • 6 months ago
Mother Jones 6 months ago
Coal's decline over the last few decades has left tens of thousands of miners out of work. For Kentucky, where the economy has long revolved around the industry, that meant that only 6,900 people were employed by coal a year ago—the fewest since 1898. Reviving the industry has been one of President Donald Trump's major talking points, and a month into his term he signed an executive order that would, among other things, lift a moratorium on federal coal leasing. In Kentucky, only 6,900 people were employed by coal last year—the fewest since 1898. But one Kentucky coal company sees ...